Right away subscribers found rabe in their boxes.
“Perhaps more than any other vegetable, broccoli rabe is known by various names, including rapini, broccoli raab (pronounced rob), raab, rape, rapa, broccoli di rape and rappi. In the U.S., it is most commonly called broccoli rabe or rapini. It is not, however, the same thing as broccolini or baby broccoli, which are much sweeter.”
So says, San Diego food writer Susan Russo in an article on npr.org (June 7, 2010).
She writes about growing up eating broccoli rabe every Sunday. It was a staple in the Italian-centric area of Rhode Island where her family resided. She says “You don’t have to be Italian to eat broccoli rabe” and shares favorite recipes that sound pretty darn good. Pictures included.
Broccoli Rabe, Fennel And Hot Sausage Pizza
Lemony Broccoli Rabe And Cannellini Bean Crostini
Broccoli Rabe And Mushroom Frittata With Grape Tomato Salsa